Strata Worldwide is pleased to announce the US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Intrinsically Safe (IS) approval of the Trolex TX6355 Sentro. The Sentro gas detector, integrated with Strata’s wireless communications and battery technology, enables monitoring of toxic and explosive gases throughout the mine, while providing substantial cost and time savings.
Utilizing Strata’s CommTrac™ or Connect™ communication networks, data from the gas sensors is continuously transmitted to a central Graphic User Interface (GUI) at the surface. This provides live monitoring of atmospheric conditions in everyday operations underground. If gas levels rise above pre-set thresholds, alarms are triggered and immediate notification is sent to the surface.
To further enhance the knowledge of the mine environment post-accident, the Sentro CO sensor has a detection range of 0 to 500ppm. This enhanced range provides a high level of accuracy while delivering vital information to mine operators and rescue personnel.
“In recent events, the inability to obtain real-time atmospheric monitoring data from the mine post-accident, caused many difficulties for the operators and rescue teams,” explains Tom Michaud, Chief Technology Officer of Strata Worldwide. “With Strata’s battery-powered systems, this is not an issue. The detectors continue to stream the readings post-accident and operators have a much clearer view and understanding of the underground conditions.”
Strata’s AMS is available for immediate installation. The company offers full, turnkey service with certified Strata technicians to install and configure the system, and provide training as needed. Furthermore, as a seamless extension of Strata’s communications and tracking system, the AMS is available on the company’s all inclusive rental program, StrataAIR™. Through this program, mines can acquire, install and maintain the system with no upfront capital investment and for a low, fixed monthly or weekly rate.
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